The Art Student’s Workbook – Teacher Edition: A Classroom Companion for Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture

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UPDATED 2013 with 10% more material from FirehousePublications.com. This workbook for middle and high school, was created by a 20+ year certified veteran teacher and curriculum writer for classes in drawing, painting and sculpture designed for grades 6 through 12. Lessons are easily adjusted to accommodate special needs students and material availability in many environments from the school classroom to a fine arts camp program. It includes nearly three years worth of lesson ideas, project samples, vocabulary, worksheets, sample tests, research paper samples, grading rubrics, sketch and note taking pages, and short creative five minute writing assignments. This updated edition also includes new clay based projects, critiquing pages, and daily closure statements to meet district observational requirements. This book is also a helpful aid in fulfilling State and Federal accommodation requirements (504/ IEP) by providing special needs students additional documented and written material that may be taken home. Every lesson is designed to be personal and expressive fine art. There are NO "crafty" projects or "cookie-cutter" lessons where everyone has the same outcome. This book stresses a "divergent thinking processes" approach and creative problem solving, with an art therapy undertone. Most lesson suggestions may be done in different media to work within tight budgets. Anecdotal evidence from the author's guidance department indicates that students who take his course with this workbook are 50% less likely to fail standardized testing. These are real numbers that can grab the attention of your administration and Board of Education if you have the same results. These lessons combine information from core curriculum and merge it with fine art. Art is the meeting place for all subjects. When we grid—we use geometry. When we make sculptures—we use engineering. When we mix colors—we reveal information about physics. When we create illustrations for stories—we learn about literature. When we review the styles of art from da Vinci to Warhol—we teach history. Students not only come to understand the concepts, but use them, and manipulate them for deeper understanding on multiple sensory levels of thinking. This workbook is divided by multicurricula units so that this concrete connection to academic “core courses” is more easily seen. ALL projects are designed to have successful divergent results, incorporate creative problem solving, and bring relevant connections to students’ lives. This book is built for student success on many levels from gifted to challenged. This in turn is helpful in fulfilling mandated accommodations so that no child is left behind. We recommend that you pair this book with the student edition of the same name. For those that teach in Elementary school, find our other title, "Elementary Art Workbook," ISBN 0983862206 or 0983862214 for the student version.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 Tch edition (July 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463753896
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463753894
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Customer Reviews

Worth Its Weight in Gold!

14 people found this helpful.
 on October 6, 2012
By Jen W.
I’ve ordered a lot of art books looking for new ideas at the Gr 7/8 level and this one is probably among the very best. Not only is it full of great teaching ideas, it also has sections with suggestions for different learning styles. I’m an MI proponent, hence, if you want some “math/art” ideas or some “economics/art” ideas, it’s great. Also covers many of the basics you would need to introduce elements and principles of design along with great sketchbook ideas. Lastly and most importantly for most of us, the materials used in many of the activities are reasonably available in a school setting. I’ve often found, in the past, that “art teacher books” call for materials one could not practically afford in the quantities you need for a typical art room of say…350 kids through a week! Not so, this book. It’s become my number one goto this year!

A good reference.

3 people found this helpful.
 on November 25, 2013
By Annawee
I keep going back into this book and trying to figure out what can be useful. It has a lot to offer. It is a plethora of information. One drawback, if your district frowns on reproducing copywritten material…every page is copywritten. The publisher wants the district to buy one of each student. 🙁

Four Stars

 on December 26, 2016
By Rosivelisse
Libro en buenas condiciones

Five Stars

 on June 17, 2016
By Jamie Smith
Wonderful

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